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17 May 2011

Sound Transit

Senator Patty Murray, Federal Transit Administrator Peter Rogoff and Seattle Sound Transit Board members have dedicated the first of the three tunnel boring machines that will dig twin tunnels from the University of Washington to downtown Seattle. "The University Link project is a ...
A collaborative of 13 leading nonprofits has announced that it has received a $500,000 grant from the Ford Foundation to ensure that the creation of the FasTracks transit system improves the lives of all Denver residents by increasing access to affordable housing, good paying jobs and essential ...
The new $9.6 million, state-of-the-art Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority Puritas Rapid Transit Station, located at Puritas Avenue and West 150th Street, has opened its doors. The design of the reconstructed station stemmed from input from the local community, to include bot ...
Beginning July 1, Southern Californians can buy a weekend pass to ride unlimited Metrolink trains for $10. Unlimited weekend riding will also be added for monthly pass holders at no additional cost. These additions and other modifications to the agency's fare policy were approved by the Metrolin ...
Watco Transportation Services has filled two positions, one in-house and the other a new hire. Michael Gibson has joined Watco Transportation Services in the position of regional vice president of Operations of the Gulf Region. Gibson will be re¬sponsible for the continued developm ...
Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has announced that the state will invest more than $3.1 million in 2011 for needed improvements to shortline railroads in a dozen Kentucky counties. Improvements include replacement or rehabilitation of rails, rail beds and railroad crossings. "This ...
California's Caltrain "experiment" with providing express service on the weekends is paying off. Ridership on weekend Baby Bullet trains increased 54 percent in April compared to March. An average of 222 people boarded or alighted weekend express trains at the San Francisco station for ...
ConnectLAX, a joint venture of Parsons Brinckerhoff and STV, has been awarded a contract by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority to provide environmental and preliminary design services for an extension of the Metro Green Line light rail to Los Angeles International Airpo ...
Bombardier Transportation has signed a contract with Saudi Arabian construction company, Saudi Binladin Group, to design, build, operate and maintain a BOMBARDIER INNOVIA APM 300 automated people mover system for the King Abdulaziz International Airport Development Project in Jeddah, kingdom of ...
After a successful three-month pilot project on the Rock Island Line, Chicago's Metra has decided to implement Quiet Cars on its remaining 10 lines starting on June 6, 2011. The Rock Island test was conducted from January to April. After the test, Metra asked Rock Island riders to go to ...
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